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Kansas City Aruna Run/Walk 2019

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Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64145

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Events: 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk

Host: The Aruna Project, a US non-profit dedicated to freeing, empowering, and employing sexually enslaved women in India.

Why Run or Walk? Run or walk for an enslaved woman by name whom the Aruna Project staff personally know and are working to free from the brothels. Thanks to local race sponsors covering race expenses, 100 percent of registration fees and donations go to bring and sustain freedom to women in desperate need of new beginnings.

Race Giveaways: Each race participant will receive a t-shirt (except children 5 & under), postrace refreshments, and an athletic drawstring backpack made by free Aruna Artisans. Each finisher will also receive a 2019 race medal. Sign up early to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.


Registration Options:

  1. Online registration is available until Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

  2. Race day registration is available starting at 7:00 a.m.

Fee: 100% of fee goes to free, empower, and employ!

  • November 1 - February 23 - $25

  • February 24 - March 22 - $35

  • Race Day - $40

Kids (Ages 6-17)

  • November 1 - February 23 - $15

  • February 24 - March 22 - $25

  • Race Day - $30

Child (5 and Under) - Free (no t-shirt)

Packet Pick-Up: There are two ways to pick up your packet:

  1. Friday, 3/22 - KC Running Company (200 E 135th St., Kansas City, MO), 2:00-6:00 p.m. - You can pick up packets for friends and family members. Race registration will also be available.

  2. Race Day - 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Times: Both the 5K and 1-mile start at 8:00 a.m. Packet pickup and walk-up registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Teams: Teams are welcome and encouraged. Create or join a team when you register.

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional but very impactful as 100% goes to bring and sustain freedom to women. You can fundraise as a team or an individual. After registering, click on the Kansas City Aruna Run 2019 Fundraising Page.link on the registration confirmation page to set up your fundraiser. Download our fundraising toolkit today for help getting started.

Raise $250 = Free Ananya Tote!
Set-Up a fundraiser on CrowdRise in the next step and receive a free black Ananya Tote if you raise $250 or more. Click here for full details.

Sponsors: A big thank you to our generous sponsors for offsetting the cost of the event, ensuring that 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help free, empower, and employ the women we serve.

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Race Host: The Kansas City Aruna Run is organized locally by Cathryn Pridal and Melva Brownlee. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Cathryn at cathryn.pridal@gmail.com.

Refund Policy: No refunds.


Are walkers welcome?

Of course! Whether walking or running, we are all out there for the same goal -- to help bring freedom.

Are dogs welcome?

We love our furry four-legged friends, but they are not permitted at the race due to safety reasons.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! As long you can cover the distance, we welcome all ages to participate. Parents are welcome to push kids in strollers too.

Can I update my registration information?

We all make mistakes and things change. So yes, you can update your registration information.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

Unfortunately, no. But if you cannot join us for the race, we will still make every effort to ensure you get your race giveaway items. Contact Cathryn Pridal at cathryn.pridal@gmail.com to make arrangements to pick them up.

And the good news is 100% of your registration fee goes directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing enslaved women. So even if you can't join us, your money will still make an impact.

Is it okay if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Unfortunately, no. We need all registrations to match the person who attends the race for timing and legal purposes.

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Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64145

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